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Martin Luther

Martin Luther, O.S.A. was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, Augustinian monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther was ordained to the priesthood in 1507. He came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church; in particular, he disputed the view on indulgences. Luther proposed an academic discussion of the practice and efficacy of indulgences in his Ninety-five Theses of 1517. His refusal to... Read More

Born10 November 1483
Eisleben, County of Mansfeld, Holy Roman Empire
Died18 February 1546 (aged 62)
Eisleben, County of Mansfeld, Holy Roman Empire
OccupationFriar, Priest, Theologian, Professor
EraReformation
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